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post #11 of 81 (permalink) Old 09-13-2017, 06:58 PM
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I kinda liked it.. It felt shorter than it's runtime which usually means I was immersed enough to block out everything around me.

Feels like something I could easily binge-watch. Some of the funnier moments had been done to death in the trailers which spoiled some of them, but that shouldn't be an issue from this point onwards.


Hopefully they can develop a more unique identity for it over time.

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post #12 of 81 (permalink) Old 09-13-2017, 07:07 PM
 
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Seems like the kind of show that'd do relatively well in the 90's on cable but eh, i dunno if it will survive the current TV environment.

Found the bad CGI hard to ignore but I do like the cast.
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The 2nd episode plot of an inexperienced officer being put in command during a time of crisis is more TNG clone-esque story telling. I think pretty much everyone on the Enterprise was put in the position of command at some point throughout the series. Humans being put in a zoo by a more advanced civilization isn't exactly a new idea either. What saved the episode for me was the part at the end with the reality TV shows. I got a good chuckle out of that.

I'm still pretty meh on the series. It's not completely awful but it's nothing really special either. I feel like this would be a good show to watch with the wife and kids if I was a family guy.

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I did like it. I want to see where it's going.

The humor and the initial script was a little childish, but there's a lot of potential there because when it wanted to be serious, they got it right. The humor needs tweaking and seems forced at this point, but being a vanity project that was kind of expected.

Needs work and I wouldn't mind if they changed the tone of the show a little bit. Will watch the whole season. More interested in this than Discovery which just looks and sounds like complete and utter trash.
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Loving this show. Fox stupidly advertised a Galaxy Wuest like spoof when this show is s lot like Chuck was for NBC: a clear nerd homage to something like Bond, but a flair of its own that showcased how much heart it had. In some ways, it reminds me a lot of Stargate and some Farscape as well.

And really, it is no surprise it feels like Trek and hits many of the same notes. He wanted to make an official Trek spin off for CBS. CBS wanted to make generic grimdark sci fi. I hope the success continues so Fox keeps with it. This is the kind of sci fi I have been missing since Eureka and Chuck went off the air. It's fun. Also loving how the characters act more normally and make references to pop culture that Star Trek was weirdly averse too. Can't wait to see this world reveal more.

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I got busy that night and forgot to watch the 2nd episode.

Maybe I'll find it somewhere.

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I got busy that night and forgot to watch the 2nd episode.

Maybe I'll find it somewhere.
Should be a replay Tuesday or on the FOXnow stream for free.

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Yet to see the second episode. I agree with the tone though. If they shift it to a more serious tone. I think it could develop. I love the cast. Perfectly casted. So I'll keep watching it. I also agree, the way Fox promoted it. Kinda of seemed detached once you watch it. I thought Family Guy in space. And I'm a huge Family Guy fan. But it just wouldent work in this format. Chuck is one of my all time fav shows. And it does have the same feel. Sci Fi Elements while poking fun. So interested to see how it evolves.

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These elitest morons will never learn. I don't even know why they have jobs at this point.

Fox also had something like 8 million viewers tuning in to watch the opening episode.
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I like it. Want to see where it goes as the writers get more comfortable with it.

I do see a problem though. A friend of mine who is a Family Guy fan watched and was disappointed it wasn't more of a comedy. Viewers tuning in may be expecting a tone similar to his previous work.

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